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From: Jackie Walles <>
Subject: Ak Wkly News Military 24 June 1915 (4)
Date: Sun, 07 Nov 2004 17:34:12 +1000


IRVINE, Sgt Percy Kent - of the Canterbury Infantry Battalion, who has been killed in action, was 24 yrs of age and a native of ?Lyttelton where he resided with his mother. He was the 5th s/o the late Mr W Irvine and was a grand-nephew of the late Major General Sir Henry Kent, late of the 7?th Regt and also of the late Captains Henry & W M Kent, RN, and of the late Capt James Grant. He was a keen territorial. [AWN 24.06.1915]

LYTTLE, Lieut D J A - who was at first reported wounded and then reported missing, is now reported to have been killed. Lt Lyttle was a native of Gore and was a teacher on the staff of the Kaitangata Public School when he volunteered for active service. [AWN 24.06.1915]

EARP, Cpl W - killed at the Dardanelles, was the eldest son of Mr & Mrs S W Earp, old and much respected settlers at Tawa Flat near Wellington. [AWN 24.06.1915]

SCALES, L/Cpl Jack - killed in action, was the second son of Mr G H Scales, of Wellington. He was born at the Hutt 23 yrs ago and was educated at the Lower Hutt school and at Wellington College. For some time before he enlisted he was engaged in farming pursuits in the Wairarapa. [AWN 24.06.1915]

VARCOE, Sgt Arthur Frederick - who has been killed in action, was the youngest son of Mrs ?Hannah Varcoe, McMaster St, Invercargill and was about 29 yrs of age. His brother, Pte Wesley Earl Varcoe, who accompanied him to the front, was previously reported to have been killed in action on May 8. [AWN 24.06.1915]

ADAMSON, Sgt F F - reported missing, went away with the third reinforcements, Otago Infantry. On arrival in Egypt he gave up his stripes and joined the main body so that he could get into the fighting the sooner. He was born at Pahia, Southland, 23 yrs ago and took his BA and MA degrees about a year ago at the Otago University. He was teacher of science in the Ashburton High School when he enrolled. Sgt Adamson's mother resides at Oret***, Southland. [AWN 24.06.1915]

PATERSON, Pte James Ayton - who has been killed in action, was the elder son of the late Mr James Paterson, for a long time librarian of the Dunedin Athenaeum. [AWN 24.06.1915]

****EWIN [?SEBEEWIN], Private - of Palmerston North, who is reported killed in action, at the Dardanelles, was a well known Manawatu footballer. [AWN 24.06.1915]

WHITE, Pte Wm - whose name appeared in the list of killed, was 33 yrs of age. He served in the British navy for 15 yrs and was one of the crew chosen by the Admiralty to relieve the Antarctic ship Discovery but when he arrived here the Terra Nova crew had already been completed and he returned to the old country. He came to NZ two years ago and worked in Dunedin. Five of his brothers are also taking part in the war, three in the British Army in France, another in the navy and now engaged in the bombardment of the Dardanelles forts and a fifth with the Australian Expeditionary Force. [AWN 24.06.1915]

FALCONER, Pte Ambrose - missing, was a well known Otago footballer and represented Otago as wing forward against Canterbury and Southland in 1908. [AWN 24.06.1915]

McDOWELL, Pte H - whose name appears in the Auckland Infantry Battalion's list of killed in action, was a son of Mr & Mrs McDowell of Ngatapa. Pte McDowell was employed for some time in Messrs L D Nathan & Co's Gisborne branch. Eighteen months ago he left for Waikato and he enlisted in the Waikato company of the main expeditionary force. [AWN 24.06.1915]

HOGG, Trooper Thomas Nelson - killed in action, was a Gisborne member of the main expeditionary force. He was the third son of Mr & Mrs T N Hogg of Clifford St, Gisborne and was 22 yrs of age. [AWN 24.06.1915]

SAUNDERS, Pte Ernest Thomas - mentioned in one of last week's lists as having been killed in action, was a member of the Gisborne contingent which left on October 21. He came from Dunedin, where his parents reside and had been employed at Messrs J J Niven & Co's Gisborne branch for three years. [AWN 24.06.1915]

CHARTERIS, Pte Malcolm - reported amongst the missing, is a son of Mr D Charteris of New Plymouth. For many years he worked at Messrs Ellis & Burnand's sawmill at Mangapehi, King Country. [AWN 24.06.1915]

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